Wrestling Then & Now Zine presents 2 big events- celebrate 15 years of zine publishing!
- PRESS RELEASE: THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED �AN EVENING WITH JOHNNY VALIANT� RETURNS TO BOWERY POETRY CLUB ON
SUNDAY MARCH 13 7PM
Sunday March 13, 2005 7PM
The Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery NYC
All tickets $12. General admission.
Contact: Evan Ginzburg (Manager Johnny Valiant)
A pro wrestler at a �poetry club?�
Yes, it makes sense if it�s WWF Hall of Famer and critically acclaimed performance artist/actor Johnny Valiant.
Having an extended run of �An Evening with Johnny Valiant� at New York�s Theater for the New City last year, �Luscious Johnny� has honed his 1 man show in Boston and throughout the country over the past year. And now he�s back in his home town of NYC for a one night only return engagement at the renowned Bowery Poetry Club on Sunday 3/13 at 7 pm.
A question and answer session and meet and greet will follow the performance.
"He hugs his microphone, peers into the intimately situated crowd and sets sail on a one-man show that slices and dices his days as a professional wrestler with animated humor and unexpected sensitivity: fall-out-of-your-seat funny."
(Kenny Herzog- Long Island Press)
"Stuns like a side piledriver"
(The Village Voice)
"He is funny, prowling the stage and using his graying, 240-pound frame as a comic prop. It's as if Spalding Gray had, at least for a few minutes, entered the body of Jonathan Winters."
"The one-man show serves as a confessional of sorts, an exorcism of the demons one accumulates on the sleeper-hold circuit."
(Time Out New York)
"Johnny Valiant adds excitement to anything he performs in...he brings so much...he is awesome."
(Billy Merritt of Piledriver-- Upright Citizens Brigade Troop)
�A knack for impersonating fellow wrestlers with a suitcase full of funny road stories��
(The Boston Globe)
Autographs and merchandise available.
Bowery Poetry Club: foot of First Street, between Houston & Bleecker
across the street from CBGBs
F train to Second Ave, or 6 train to Bleecker
Food @ this club? Sandwiches, soup, salads -- fresh, homemade. delicious pastries and desserts. Truly excellent coffee! Unusual soft drinks. Juice, beer, wine, booze at the bar. Plenty of upscale restaurants nearby, if your heart desires more. Driving directions at the Bowery Poetry Club�s website at: www.bowerypoetry.com
JUST ADDED TO VALIANT BROTHERS REUNON CONVENTION:
THE DREAM TEAM OF BRUTUS �THE BARBER� BEEFCAKE AND GREG �THE HAMMER� VALENTINE REUNITED WITH FORMER MANAGER JOHNNY VALIANT FOR FIRST AREA APPEARANCE IN ALMOST 20 YEARS
BARGAIN ADVANCE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE-
AS HANDSOME JIMMY, LUSCIOUS JOHNNY AND GENTLEMAN JERRY VALIANT REUNITE WITH CAPTAIN LOU ALBANO FOR FIRST TIME IN OVER 25 YEARS AT THE HOLIDAY INN- CARTERET, NEW JERSEY ON MAY 14TH
LANNY �THE GENIUS� POFFO TO HOST LEGENDS Q&A
ALSO APPEARING: NIKOLAI VOLKOFF, REF DICK WOERLHE & MORE
The Valiant Brothers Reunion
May 14, 2005 8AM-2PM
Holiday Inn Carteret, NJ
1000 Roosevelt Ave.
Evan Ginzburg Promoter/Publicist: evan_ginzburg@...
In Person Entertainment (Promoters): Adam Handelman/Richard Flaum:
Timothy A. Beal (Promoter)
They were the most glamorous tag team ever.
And now �The boys from New York City� are back in the Tri-State area after a 25 plus year absence.
Legendary �Handsome� Jimmy Valiant � the Boogie Woogie Man � rejoins his wrestling brothers, �Luscious� Johnny Valiant, �Gentleman� Jerry Valiant and Lou Albano for a historic reunion. Having sold out Madison Square Garden four times in a one year period during their 14 month run as tag champs, �Luscious Johnny� and �Handsome� Jimmy are both WWE Hall of Famers. For Jimmy it is an exceedingly rare East Coast autograph appearance. Joined by �Gentleman Jerry� who held the WWWF tag championship with Johnny in 1979, it is Jerry�s first time ever signing. And joined by their �Manager of Champions,� Captain Lou Albano, it�s sure to be a colorful day�s entertainment.
Lanny �The Genius� Poffo will regale the Valiants with his poetry and host the legends Q&A that afternoon.
And in a special attraction the Dream Team of Brutus Beefcake and Greg Valentine reunite with their manager Johnny V for their first area appearance in nearly two decades.
Legendary Nikolai Volkoff (with manager Nikita Breznikov) and referee Dick Woerlhe will be joined by top area indie stars including lovely lady wrestlers.
Promoted by In Person Entertainment�s Adam Handelman and Richard Flaum, Timothy A Beal and Wrestling- Then & Now, organizers guarantee an intimate yet memorable fan-friendly event as the Valiants and Lou Albano are among the greatest talkers in the history of the business. Highlights will include:
o Johnny Valiant�s critically acclaimed stage show starts the festivities.
o Lunch with many of the legends (only with V.I.P. ticket)
o Autograph signings and Polaroids available with the stars
o Lanny Poffo book signing
o Merchandise auction
o Top vendors and merchandise�
o Free door prizes.
o Celebrate 15 years of Wrestling- Then & Now zine- meet the staff, historians, friends and wrestlers featured in WT&N including top area indie names.
o Meet Mike Trash of Trash Talking Radio
See www.wrestlingthenandnow.com in the upcoming weeks for further convention details and to conveniently order tickets on line.
There is convenient/inexpensive bus service right to the hotel available from the Port Authority in Manhattan (#116 Perth Amboy ).
Join us for the most colorful East Coast wrestling convention yet at The Valiant Brothers Reunion May 14, 2005 at the Holiday Inn in Carteret, NJ. The boys from New York City are back in town � don�t miss this once in a lifetime event.
ADVANCE TICKET ORDERING NOW AVAILABLE
CREDIT CARDS: Easy ordering at: www.wrestlingthenandnow.com
MAIL ORDER: Checks payable to Evan Ginzburg PO Box 640471 Oakland Gdns. Station Flushing, NY 11364.
Jimmy Valiant & Johnny Valiant, Brutus �The Barber� Beefcake, Greg �The Hammer� Valentine and Lanny Poffo are available for interviews in conjunction with the event through Evan Ginzburg at evan_ginzburg@...
LISTEN TO THE STARS OF THE VALIANT BROTHERS REUNION ON AIR:
Show: The Interactive Interview (Courtesy of www.WrestlingEpicenter.com)
Guest(s): "The Genius" Lanny Poffo. (Also appearing on radio show: Raven)
Your Hosts: Erik Clancy & James Walsh
Both interviews are complete and Lanny�s, which will air live on March 22, will be clipped for air as well. But, listen now as it is an absolute 5 star interview!
To listen to this show in streaming media, visit http://www.wrestlingepicenter.com/shows/GeniusRaven/glpr.ram
To download this show direct to your desktop, visit http://www.wrestlingepicenter.com/shows/GeniusRaven/glpr.rm
Brutus Beefcake on Wrestletalk Radio Sunday March 27 8:00PM www.wrestletalkradio.com
Johnny Valiant coming next week to:
Monday Night Mayhem -- Home Of Wrestling Radio
Dream Team of Beefcake & Valentine coming to:
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